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Fire Chief's Holiday PartyFire Chief’s Holiday Party Come Celebrate our 125th Anniversary Tuesday December 17th Aetna Hall –Station 8 Ogletown Road Newark DE Doors Open at 7:00 P.M. Dress Casual Time is allocated for brief remarks from our friends
Posted Nov 13, 2013, 5:42 PM by Charles Mitchell
LODD - Perryville, MDIt is with deep regret the Community Fire Company of Perryville, MD announces the passing of Fire Fighter and retired Lieutenant from the Federal Fire service at Perry Point Veterans Hospital, David R. Barr Jr. Fire Fighter Barr was a 13 year member of the Community Fire Company of Perryville and a member of Water Witch Volunteer Fire Company. Firefighter Barr, 64, was struck by a vehicle while on the scene of a motor vehicle crash on October 25, 2013. Firefighter Barr succumbed to his injuries shortly after 1100 on November 7, 2013. A full fire department honor funeral will be conducted on November 16, 2013.Firefighter Barr is survived by his wife Donna Bannon Barr, son David R. Barr ...
Posted Nov 13, 2013, 6:50 AM by Charles Mitchell
Active Duty & VeteransTo: All Veterans and Active Duty members of the Armed ServicesFrom: Aetna 125th Anniversary CommitteeRe: Tribute - Friday November 8, 2013 Company Meeting 7:00 p.m. Station 8You are invited to a special tribute for Aetna Members who served our country at the November Company meeting. Major General Francis D. Vavala the Adjutant General of the Delaware National Guard will address the Company and present a challenge coin to all our Active Duty military and veterans.Please join us as we celebrate the sacrifice you made for our freedom.
Posted Oct 25, 2013, 3:03 PM by Charles Mitchell
Fallen Firefighters Memorial ServiceSeventy-three firefighters who died in the line of duty and eight firefighters who died in previous years were honored during the 32nd National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service on Sunday, October 6, at Mount Saint Mary's University in Emmitsburg, MD. They were also remembered in a special Candlelight Service on Saturday, October 5, at the Daughters of Charity Basilica, also in Emmitsburg, MD. The annual remembrance was held at Saint Mary's and the Daughters of Charity because of the impact of the government shutdown of the National Emergency Training Center campus in Emmitsburg where the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial is located.On Sunday, October 6, members of the Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Co of Newark took turns pulling ...
Posted Oct 24, 2013, 6:57 PM by Charles Mitchell
Newark Police Perform CPR on Unresponsive 2 Year Old ChildOn September 25th, 2013 the Newark Police Department responded to a medical emergency in the unit block of Allison Lane. Upon their arrival, responding officers found a family member holding a two year old child who was unresponsive and had no pulse. The officers initiated CPR and continued their efforts until the child was turned over to Aetna Hose Hook & Ladder personnel who continued CPR and transported the child to the Christiana Hospital. The child became responsive while en route to the hospital. He was later transported to A.I. DuPont Children’s hospital where he is listed in stable condition.Story Courtesy: Newark Police Department
Posted Sep 26, 2013, 4:55 PM by Charles Mitchell
Structure FireAt 0024 hours on 9/15/13, Stations 7, 8, 9, and 10, Engine and Ladder 3, 6, and 12, Engine 2, Cecil County for Engine and Rescue, Station 30 for the RIT, B-15, and Medic 3 were dispatched to 851 Old Baltimore Pike for a working structure fire. The Duty Officer 7 Captain 1 (Sands) arrived on scene and found a 2 story wood framed single family dwelling apparently abandoned and fully involved. Old Baltimore Pike Command was established and units were advised that this would be a defensive, exterior attack. Engine 3-6 arrived on scene and got a line in service while Ladder 12 laddered the building. Engine 7-4 laid a supply line to 3 ...
Posted Sep 19, 2013, 4:51 PM by Charles Mitchell
MVC Involving ATVOn 9/14/2013, Stations 7, 8, 9, and 10 were dispatched to Old County Road at the Maryland line for an MVC involving an All-terrain vehicle. As this was the weekend of the Delaware Firefighters Convention, several mutual aid companies were covering Newark. DELCO Rescue 39 (Lower Chichester), Cecilton Engine 6, and Chesapeake City Engine 2, along with ALS and Trooper 4 all responded. Due to conflicting report on whether the incident was in Delaware or Maryland, Chesapeake City was also added to the response. The incident ended up being on the Delaware side of the line. Captain Sands (7C1) had the command and the patient was flown to A.I. Dupont Hospital for Children by DSP helicopter ...
Posted Sep 21, 2013, 4:17 PM by Charles Mitchell
9/11 Memorial WalkOn Sunday September 8, 2013, Aetna members, along with firefighters from across Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, participated in a 9/11 Memorial Walk sponsored by the First State Fraternal Order of Leatherheads (F.O.O.L.S.). The walk is in honor of the 343 active duty firefighters and 3 retired firefighters who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. The one mile walk raises money for the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation in their honor. Each walker received a card with the name of one of these firefighters which was read at the end of the walk and the 9/11 memorial bell was run for each fallen firefighter. Aetna members participated in the walk in full turnout gear ...
Posted Sep 19, 2013, 4:44 PM by Charles Mitchell
MVC - Interstate 95 SouthEarly Saturday morning on 9/14 stations 7,8,9,10 were alerted to a MVC on I-95 southbound. Units on scene: A-7, A-8, A-9, 7-4, 12-6, R-8, Deputy 10, Perryville engine ( cover up ), Aetna Fire Police, DSP, Medic 6 and ALS 28.
Posted Sep 16, 2013, 2:03 PM by Charles Mitchell
Candle Light VigilAetna participated in a candlelight vigil in front of the US flag pole on Main Street and The Green. The the event was organized by a University of Delaware student to honor the memory of those who died on September 11, 2001.
Posted Sep 13, 2013, 12:54 PM by Charles Mitchell
Relay for Life - Field of DreamsOn Friday, September 6, 2013, the Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company participated in a very special event. Bank of Americasponsored a Relay For Life walk located at their Field of Dreams complex in Christiana Center Friday evening into Saturday morning. Aetna members from station 8 took Rescue 8 to the event, and had the privilege of supplying the honor guard for the opening ceremony. Efforts from the walk, raised over $100,000 and touched the lives of over 1,000 participants and contributors involved. The evening included movies, silent auctions, children activities, fun and food. The Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company was honored to be a part of the ceremony.
Posted Sep 9, 2013, 3:59 PM by Charles Mitchell
Aetna Participates in Deployment CeremonyAetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company was honored to take part in the Deployment Ceremony for Detachment 1- 150th Engineer Company of the Delaware Army National Guard, stationed out of the Armed Forces Reserve Center on Ogletown Road. Crews from Ladder 9 and Ladder 18 from Old New Castle volunteered for flag detail to send off members of the Detachment, who are heading to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Posted Aug 12, 2013, 4:20 PM by Charles Mitchell